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With Christmas literally hours away, I'm already looking forward to my annual holiday drive. Most of my relatives have Christmas on Christmas Day so I spend most of Christmas in my car driving back and forth across Houston to open presents with everybody. I've been doing this since I was 7, but yesterday it occurred to me not everybody opens presents on Christmas Day. So this morning I went out to IHOP to ask people when they open presents. Here's what they said:

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“Christmas Eve, because we’ve got other places to be on Christmas Day.” Cindy Wendel, babysitter, Meyersville.

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“Both because we open gifts with a lot of different relatives.” – Gretchen Smith, Home Depot employee, Victoria.

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“We open presents on Christmas Eve so that we can visit family on Christmas Day.” Joylee Martini, teacher, Victoria.

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“We open them Christmas morning, because you have to wait until Christmas so you’re not cheating.” –Mindy Lai, college student, Victoria.